A Syrian refugee woman stands with her children in the street in Istanbul on June 19, 2014.AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC
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More than 1 million have taken shelter in Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said Thursday.Atalay said that as the number of Syrian refugees and displaced stood at 1.05 million, while a total of 22 camps in Turkey were hosting 218,632 refugees, with some camps hosting as many as 35,000-40,000 individuals.Of the 50,000 Syrians who fled to the EU, some 35,000 were granted immediate protection, accounting for a quarter of the 135,000 people given asylum across Europe last year, the EU's Eurostat agency said.
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